2016 is a big year at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the leadership team is excited to share the much-awaited announcement of the 55th season running from June 27 to October 22. Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced the season, which includes three Shakespeare classics, three musicals and two comedies.
The Festival says a fond farewell to the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre at the end of this summer. We have planned several activities throughout the season. Patrons can come and experience all the magic the Adams has to offer as well as say goodbye.
It’s been a rainy, cool spring in Cedar City, but our rehearsals are underway and construction for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts is progressing. All in all, a perfect time to chat with Fred C. Adams, founder of the Festival and director of this year’s The Taming of the Shrew
In 1977, the Adams Memorial Shakespearean Theatre, nestled within the red rocks of southern Utah, launched the Festival into a new era of production and itself would be a character in every performance. The “unworthy scaffold” would become the “wooden O” for the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
A lot has happened over the past few months and the Festival is thrilled to see our new home coming together. We will keep our audiences, donors, and fans updated as we build this dream together. To watch the construction in real time visit our website.
The Festival will honor the life and legacy of Beverley Taylor Sorenson at its inaugural Salt Lake City gala event on Saturday, February 7 in the Imperial Ballroom of the Grand America Hotel. Proceeds from the evening will support the Festival Forever Endowment.
With a $38 million project under construction, a world premiere adaptation, a visit from England, and the continuation of the Complete the Canon and History Cycle initiatives, the Festival showed no signs of slowing down in its 53rd season.
After years of planning, fundraising, and dreaming our new home is finally underway. A lot has changed since the end of August, and hopefully this will inspire everyone to dream big, because they can come true!
The Division of Facilities Construction and Management of the State of Utah and Southern Utah University announced that Big-D Construction of Salt Lake City will be the general contractor for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts.
Today the cultural landscape of southern Utah was forever changed as the first shovel broke ground on the long awaited Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the campus of Southern Utah University.
The cultural landscape of southern Utah will soon take a major step forward with a groundbreaking ceremony that signals the beginning of construction on a new performing and visual arts complex.
Play On Podcast